We want everyone who visits Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery to enjoy the buildings, collections and exhibitions. If you require any further information, please call 01730 262601

Wheelchair & Buggy Access

The Museum and Art Gallery site is fully accessible for wheelchair users and buggies, but at a certain point during your visit you will have to double back to avoid some stairs located at the end of the Petersfield Gallery. A member of the team will be happy to provide further guidance on your arrival.

A wheelchair is available free of charge from the Welcome Desk for the duration of your visit.

Wheelchairs/buggies can be left near the Welcome Desk during your visit but are left at the owner's own risk.

Hidden Disabilities

We welcome and support visitors who choose to wear a Sunflower item as part of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme. 

We have some Sunflower items available at the Welcome Desk if you would like to pick up something.

Service Dogs

All service dogs are welcome throughout Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery.

Accessible Toilet

There is an accessible toilet by the Welcome Desk at the entrance to the Museum and Art Gallery. 

There are also accessible facilities in the Courthouse.

Baby-Changing Facilities

Baby-changing facilities are available in the accessible toilet by the Welcome Desk at the entrance to the Museum and Art Gallery.

There are also baby-changing facilities in the Courthouse.

Accessible Parking

There is one accessible parking space at the front of the Museum and Art Gallery which is available for visitors with mobility issues. Unfortunately, this space cannot be booked in advance.


There are benches located around the Museum and Art Gallery where you can sit and contemplate, with further seating available in the Courtyard and the Coffee Shop. 

Accessible Resources and Displays

A fixed hearing loop is available at the Welcome Desk.

Large-print labels are available in each of the galleries and temporary exhibitions.

There are multiple tablets in the Petersfield Gallery with QR codes that allow visitors to access the interpretation on their own mobile devices, utilising any accessibility software they might have installed.

SEND Resources

We have developed several resources for visitors with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities).


Sensory Backpacks

Sensory Backpacks are designed for children with SEND but are freely available for everyone. 

Each backpack contains:

  • Ear defenders
  • Hand puppet
  • Selection of sensory/fidget toys
  • Magnifying glass
  • Sand timers 

The backpacks are free to borrow from the Welcome Desk. Please just ask when your visit.